San Zoilo Monastery

Carrión de los Condes, Spain

This Benedictine San Zoilo monastery is on Saint James's Way. The most important part of the building is the Plateresque cloister (16th century), which is adorned with medallions and busts.

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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Mark Auchincloss (42 days ago)
According to Benedictine chroniclers, the monastery of San Zoilo was founded under the name of San Juan Bautista before the year 948. In the 11th century it was reformed by Count Don Gómez Díaz and his wife Doña Teresa and around 1070-75, a son of both of them; Don Fernando, transferred the relics of San Zoilo from Córdoba. In 1076, Doña Teresa, widow already, donated the monastery to the powerful order of Cluny, promoter of Romanesque art and the Gregorian reform. The Benedictine monks left the monastery after the Confiscation of 1835, to pass, later, to be occupied by the Jesuits until 1959. At present, you can visit inside, part of the old Romanesque church, the extraordinary cloister in Gothic - Renaissance style and the Baroque extension of the building. You can also see, Andalusian fabrics of great interest, which were declared Asset of Cultural Interest and the tombs of several counts of Carrión. On one side of the building, you can access the hotel facilities that occupy part of this outstanding monument that has also been declared Heritage Asset.
Anna Prunty (2 months ago)
Excellent dinner in the restaurant, beautiful grounds, hot-hot showers, very clean and perfect environment to relax after a long Camino walk.
Anna Gąciarz (2 months ago)
The entrance ticket to the monastery and museum costs 2 € for peregrinos. The place is worth visiting. The Renaissance cloister is very impressive.
Oliver Paul (10 months ago)
Needs some modernization. Good breakfast. Beautiful courtyard. Impressive museum.
Joseph Lampert (13 months ago)
Great oasis along the Camino Frances. Great food, service, and rooms. Well worth the stay, which includes a visit to the monastery. During the summer months, a tasting menu dinner and concert is available.
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